ANOTHER RAINBOW PUBLISHING is a company dedicated to the
re-publication and greater recognition of the work of
Carl Barks that
was created in 1981 by Bruce Hamilton and Russ Cochran . Its name
references Barks's saying that there would be "always another rainbow"
for his character
Scrooge McDuck , which also became the title of one
of Barks's oil paintings of the richest duck in the world. Its
subsidiary division "
Gladstone Publishing ", founded in 1985, for
Disney comics several times throughout the 1980s and 1990s
became the major to only publisher of
Disney comics in the USA.
Having finished the thirty-volume
Carl Barks Library , Another
Rainbow Publishing is no longer an active publisher, although they
still sell previously published works.
* 1 Publications
* 2 Disney figurines
* 4 Passing of Bruce Hamilton
* 5 External links
* 6 See also
* 7 References
In 1983 Another Rainbow began to publish the entire Disney comic book
works of Barks—over 500 stories in all—in the ten-set,
Carl Barks Library. These oversized hardbound volumes
reproduced Barks' pages in pristine black and white line art , as
close as possible to the way he had originally drawn them, and
included many special features, articles, reminiscences, interviews,
storyboards, and critiques. This project was completed in mid-1990.
Another Rainbow subsidiary Gladstone publishing completed the
re-publication of Barks's entire work, this time in color, from 1992
Another Rainbow Publishing also produced and issued the award-winning
book The Fine Art of Walt Disney's
Donald Duck by Carl Barks, a
comprehensive collection of the Disney duck paintings of this artist
and storyteller. Not long after, the company began producing fine art
lithographs of many of these paintings, in strictly limited editions ,
all signed by Barks, who eventually produced many original works for
Having established itself as a publisher of specialty books and
lithographs based on the works of Carl Barks, Another Rainbow launched
an ambitious project of creating limited edition bone-china figurines
based on Barks Disney characters - especially "Uncle" Scrooge McDuck
and Donald Duck. Connoisseur of Malvern (UK), which also produced
figurines for Buckingham Palace and the Whitehouse, manufactured 7 of
these figurines (Under
Carl Barks direction) which ranged in price
from $1980 to $19,500. The earlier releases sold out rapidly -
although, there were a number of later editions unsold by the time
Another Rainbow's license with Disney expired.
In 2001, all of these figurines were destroyed due to a licensing
disagreement with the new management at the
Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Company .
In 1985 a new division was founded, "
Gladstone Publishing ", which
took up the then-dormant Disney comic book license. Gladstone
published Disney comic books by Barks,
Paul Murry , and Floyd
Gottfredson , and also presented the first works of modern Disney
Don Rosa and
William Van Horn . Gladstone's books were
also among the first in the United States to regularly include Disney
comics produced in Europe. The company was based in Scottsdale,
Arizona , but moved in 1987 to
Prescott, Arizona .
PASSING OF BRUCE HAMILTON
Bruce Hamilton, co-founder, and driving force behind Another Rainbow
Publishing, died on June 20, 2005, after a long illness.